Save the date: Startup Europe Summit will be organised in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on 21-22 March 2019!

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Known as an evolving tech hub in Romania, the city of Cluj-Napoca will host the fourth edition of Startup Europe Summit in 2019.

More information about content and agenda will follow.

In the meantime , you can already pre-register 

Previous edition details

Organised in Sofia on 15 November 2018, the event was focused on technology leadership, European tech ecosystem funding and on solutions to strengthen the startup environment in Central and Eastern Europe and Western Balkans.

The Summit was the meeting point for almost 700 policy makers, entrepreneurs, researchers, academics, media and investors to discuss the advantages, challenges and solutions connected to startups and entrepreneurship in the regions.

More information on boosting the startup ecosystems in the Central and Eastern European EU Member States  and Western Balkans.

Featured guests in 2018

  • Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, European Commission
  • Boyko Borissov - Prime Minister, Bulgaria
  • Ana Brnabić – Prime Minister, Serbia
  • Zoran Zaev – Prime Minister, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Duško Marković – Prime Minister, Montenegro
  • Tomislav Donchev - Deputy Prime Minister, Bulgaria
  • Dr. Enver Hoxhaj - Deputy Prime Minister, Kosovo (this designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence)
  • Simon Schaefer, Founder & CEO of Factory
  • Anja Monrad, Senior Vice President & General Manager CEE at Dell EMC and chair of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Governing Board.
  • Marialisa Motta, Practice Manager, Responsible for Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation at World Bank
  • Nicolas Brien, Executive Director, France Digitale
  • Eliza Kruczkowska, Chief Innovation Officer, Polish Development Fund
  • Cosmin Ochisor, Investment Partner at GapMinder Ventures

The first two editions have featured key influencers such as Commissioners Kroes, Oettinger, and Moedas, President of the European Committee of the Regions Markku Markkula or executives such as former Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick.

Three main areas of interest during Startup Europe Summit 2018:

  • Information about new funding opportunities, including programs to support startups (Startup Europe, European Innovation Council, European Institute of Innovation & Technology EIT)
  •  meetings with investors, corporates and leading enterprises and public administration representatives
  • networking with a vivid community of key decision makers and tech leaders within EU, notably Central Eastern Europe and Western Balkans regions

More information on the previous edition of Startup Europe Summit 2018


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